A champagne reception was held today in the library atrium to celebrate the launch of a new open access, peer-reviewed research journal: Nursing Communication, edited by our esteemed faculty member Bryan B. Whaley and published by, drum roll please, the Gleeson Library | Geschke Center!
Yes, the library is officially launching digital publishing support service for the USF community, offering a platform (powered by Bepress’s Digital Commons software) to publish online open access journals, conference proceedings, etc. In fact, the first Gleeson-published e-journal on this platform Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies went live over a year ago and is now rolling out the second volume. Its 11 published articles have enjoyed 1,450 downloads, the majority in the last year alone. Be sure to check out the activity map on the bottom of the journal’s home page to find out where around the world the action is coming from!
We wish Nursing Communication a great success and look forward to meeting new partners in exploring digital publishing!